Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Tombstone Tuesday - James Powell Edmonds

Greenwood Cemetery - Cuthbert, Randolph County, Georgia

James Powell Edmonds

Born in 1812 in Oglethorpe County, Georgia

Son of
Anthony Edmonds

Brother to
Reuben Buckner, Sr., William A., Frances Matilda,
Amy Elizabeth and Pittman R.

Husband of 
Rebecca Ann Snow

Father to
Sarah Frances, Thomas Sanford, Samuel A., Nancy, Martha Jackson,
William Newell, Susan Catherine, Mary Bush, Elizabeth Eliza O., 
Francis Wesley "Frank" and Emma Brazora "Jo"

Died on September 20, 1864
Cuthbert, Randolph County, Georgia
Civil War

During the Civil War, three different hospitals were located in Cuthbert, Georgia.  It is not known in which hospital James Powell Edmonds died.  The Widows Application for Pension states that his wife was notified of his death by physicians at a Cuthbert hospital.  

The photograph at the top of the page shows the burial site of twenty-four marked confederate graves located in the Greenwood Cemetery in Cuthbert, Georgia.  Some of the twenty-four markers have names and others do not.  An open space located near the markers was used as a mass grave where over 500 confederate soldiers are said to be buried.  

Though no records have been found, I believe this is possibly the burial location of my paternal great-great grandfather, James Powell Edmonds.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Tombstone Tuesday - Willis Powell Edmonds

Willis Powell Edmonds

Born on June 10, 1888

Son of
William Newell Edmonds and Laura Smith

Brother to
Mary, William Adonis "Bill", Samuel Jackson, Fannie Pearl, Paul, Silas,
Alphonso Hilliard "Punch", James Thomas, Charles Douglas "Charlie",
Bruce and Martha Rebecca

Husband of
Bessie Lee Farley

Father to
Mabel Lea and Elvie Jane

Died on June 26, 1964
Buried in the Oakdale Cemetery
Oakdale, Allen Parish, Louisiana

Tombstone photograph was taken by FindAGrave member, Janet Bertram.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Tombstone Tuesday - Edward Dorsey Smith, Sr.

Edward Dorsey Smith, Sr.

Born on March 3, 1870

Son of
James Luther Smith and Henrietta D. Smith

Brother to
Virginia "Jennie", Catherine "Kate", James William "Buck"
and Francis Marion "Frank"

Husband of
Helen Jackson

Father to
Marion, Edward Dorsey, Jr., Luther Gordon "Bully" and Thelma

Died on April 2, 1940
Buried in the Old Pine Hill Cemetery
Sicily Island, Catahoula Parish, Louisiana

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Edmonds Photographs from the Past, Part 6

Thomas Sanford Edmonds
Part 6 of 6

The following pictures are from a photo album that once belonged to the Thomas Sanford Edmonds family.  It is now in the possession of his great granddaughter, Becky.  Becky photographed the pictures as they were displayed in the velvet covered album and sent them to me for possible identification.

Any help with identification would be appreciated.  More information on Thomas Sanford Edmonds and his family may be found by clicking on his name in the first paragraph. 

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Tombstone Tuesday - Francis Marion Smith

Francis Marion "Frank" Smith

Born on November 24, 1867

Son of 
James Luther and Henrietta D. Smith

Brother to
Virginia "Jennie", Catherine "Kate", James William "Jim", and Edward Dorsey

Husband of
Nettie Watson

Father to
Isom James, Jennie, Mollie, Jessie, Clayton Francis, William Edward "Buck",
Sadye and Sydney

Died on July 7, 1953
Buried in the Old Pine Hill Cemetery
Sicily Island, Catahoula Parish, Louisiana